Michigan Technological University
Apply now Job No: 22039 Department: Great Lakes Research Center Work Type: Staff – Full Time Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI) Full Time / Part Time: Full Time Categories: Sciences, Oceanography, Climate, Atmosphere, Limnology, Numerical Modeling
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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Job Description Summary
A postdoctoral associate position is available at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) to conduct research on a wide range of coastal processes and climate impacts on the Great Lakes system to promote resilient coastal communities. The appointment is for 12 months, with an option for renewal upon satisfactory performance.
Michigan Tech attracts world-class staff and faculty who enrich the educational experience of smart, motivated, and adventurous students. Applicants who are committed to promoting a sense of belonging and contributing to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment for all are strongly encouraged to apply (https: // www. mtu.edu/diversity- inclusion/).
Successful applicants would join a team of postdoctoral staff, undergraduate and graduate students advised by Dr. PengfeiXue, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environment Engineering, and Director of the Numerical Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center. The applicant would select research topic(s) working with the supervisor on the following area: • Climate dynamics, regional climate modeling, and climate data analysis • Great Lakes water-ice-wave-sediment modeling and interactions • Great Lakes bio-physical processes and ecosystem modeling • Data assimilation and machine learning with applications to the Great Lakes region
Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)
• Review and synthesis relevant literature • Conduct numerical modeling and/or data analysis • Prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals • Disseminate research at national and international conferences • Work and coordinate with other members of the research team including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and research collaborators.
Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)
Ph.D. in limnology, oceanography, atmosphere sciences, data science, or related field.
Required Experience (minimum requirements)
• A record of publication in leading peer-reviewed journals • Experience in numerical modeling or climate data analysis • Experience with model-data integration
Desirable Education and/or Experience
• Experience in modeling RegCM/FVCOM/SWAN/WRF/XBeach and other similar models • Extensive experience in CMIP or other reanalysis dataset analysis • Experience in model development and coding
Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)
The candidate’s research expertise must include one or more of the following: • Climate dynamics, regional climate modeling/data analysis • Ocean/lake-ice-wave-sediment modeling and interactions • Ocean/lake bio-physical processes and ecosystem modeling • Data assimilation in atmosphere/freshwater/marine systems • Machine learning with applications to geophysical science
We expect the postdoctoral associate to have the ability to work effectively in both numerical modeling and data analysis and to play an important leadership role in interdisciplinary research.
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
Strong oral and written communication skills and expertise in scientific writing including publications, reports, and grant writing.
Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands
The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment
Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required pieces of training; additional training may be required by the department.
Required University Training:
Employee Safety Overview
Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
Annual Data Security Training
Annual Title IX Training
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.
Other Conditions of Employment:
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. Visa sponsorship is unavailable at this time. This is not an E-Verified Position.
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)
Title of Position Supervisor
Director & Associate Professor
Internal & External Posting
Dependent on Funding
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)
Those interested should apply at: https:// www. employment.mtu.edu/cw/en- us/job/492818 You will need to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references, including contact information.
The Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) provides state-of-the-art laboratories to support research on a broad array of topics. Faculty members from many departments across Michigan Technological University’s campus collaborate on interdisciplinary research, ranging from air–water interactions to biogeochemistry to food web relationships.
Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI on the south shore of Lake Superior. Houghton was recently named one of the 100 best small towns in America and the local community provides excellent resources conducive to quality family life. This area is known for natural beauty, pleasant summers, abundant snowfall, and numerous all-season outdoor activities. The University maintains its own downhill and cross-country ski facilities adjacent to campus and a nearby golf course. Numerous cultural activities and opportunities are available on campus and in the community.
Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)
Advertised: 15 Feb 2022 Eastern Standard Time Applications close: